Update your equipment and improve your results with this Garmin STRIKER 4 with Transducer. It makes finding fish is easier than ever. Mark and return to your hot spots, boat ramps and docks to enjoy a smooth, efficient fishing experience.
Share your favorite waypoints and routes with other STRIKER and echoMAP combos. Smooth Scaling graphics provide uninterrupted imagery when switching between depth-range scales. Sonar history rewind allows you to scroll back through sonar images to mark waypoints you originally may have missed.
Plus, it has a built-in flasher and displays speed data. This Garmin fishfinder includes tilt/swivel mount, CHIRP (77/200kHz) transducer with transom, trolling motor mounting hardware and cable to ensure convenient set-up and use.
It will make an ideal addition to almost any angler’s set of tools and accessories.
A-scope, AutoGain Technology, Ultrascroll, Fish Symbol ID, Bottom lock, GPS ready, split-screen zoom, course over ground (COG), CHIRP technology
Power Output (Peak to Peak)
Power Output (RMS)
Built-in temperature sensor
1.9 in x 2.9 in
480 x 320
Split screen zoom
Power cable, tilt/swivel mount
Reviews From Real Customers
First, installation was a bit of a pain but it ended up great. I power it with a 20V 2ah DeWalt battery and it works just fine even if they do not recommand it. Lasts about 8 hours. I was not gonna carry a super heavy lead-acid battery in a kayak that is already loaded with camping gear.
Being that I do a lot of kayak camping-fishing trips on large water bodies having a GPS/tracker was a must for me. Just got back from a trip and that feature has been great for not getting lost in difficult situations.
The user frendliness reminded me of an old Garmin GPS, not great. Far from Google map. Menus are a little difficult to get used to but. Contour mapping is nice. Sonar is great and powerfull. Could follow my jig all the way down 150′ of water easy.
So far Clearview has been useless. You can not see any fishes on that mode. Wich is the point of a ”fish finder”. Split screen is awesome. Another con is that when you need to bring it inside your house to add waypoints or else you will need an extra power cord at $50, Ouch! So all in all it is very good but I could have done without the extra cost of CV.
I installed this on my 13 foot boat for Gulf coast creeks and shallow water fishing. The chart for this device is like a blank sheet of paper, it does not have land, water or navigation markers. The only information the chart will display is where you have been, the depth contours that your device recorded or from the Garmin Active Captain application which shares depth contours from other users.
I use my cellphone apps such as Google Maps and Navionics for the big picture if I am in unfamiliar areas. Depth and voltage alarms are very handy. The fish-finder display options are as detailed as most inshore fishing could require.
The screen size is the smallest I would use on any boat, easy to see and interpret at a glance while moving. Very satisfied.
I have a small 12’ rowboat and this is my first ever fish finder. Mounted this unit on an ammo can and the transponder on the trolling motor. Would be nice if it had the option to add a battery to make this a package.
I’ve had the unit on the water for a total of about five hours. Improved instructions and the ability to have a tutorial mode to learn the unit before I hit the water would be helpful. The unit is pretty user intuitive once you spend the time to get familiar with where things are located.
It took me about 20 minutes to get the QuickDraw contours feature to work. Deepest water I was in was about 20feet. I could easily follow my jig, as I raised and lowered it, on the screen. The one thing I did notice is that the lake I was on has two small islands, larger of the two would be approximately 20’ x 40’, while using the quick draw feature it did not show a land mass or show a blank area on the map.
The islands are nonexistent and on the display are really under two feet of water even though I could beach my boat and have a picnic without getting soggy sandwiches. The screen was easily viewed with a straight on look giving it the best brightest clear view.
From the side the screen seemed dull. The cord on the transducer is about 20’ long while the power cord is only 3’. This isn’t a big deal for me since I’ve got the battery in and unit mounted on an ammo box.
Just thought it was worth mentioning. Mounting the transponder on the back of my little rowboat would not work due to the riveted seam sticking out. If it were shimmed out with treated plywood I could have probably made it work but then the transponder would be permanently mounted on the boat with the wire exposed to all Mother Nature fury.
My boat is parked outside. Overall this unit is exactly what I expected to get. I still need to play around with it and continue to understand all the features and options it can do to improve my fishing trips but I’m pretty satisfied and would definitely buy it again.
What would make this a five star review would be: the addition of a small tube of marine chalk for transom mounting of the transponder. Longer power cord Battery option package Case option like the striker cv4 package Better instructions Tutorial mode.
The Fl-18 boasts features and performance previously not available on a three-color flasher depth finder / fish finder. The Fl-18 offers a patented split screen flasher display. This allows you to zoom-in on the bottom six feet while watching the entire water column at the same time in real time! You will be amazed at the performance for bass fishing, walleye fishing, and pan fish on both open water and ice fishing.
The Bottom Lock feature stays locked on the bottom even as the boat is bouncing up and down in big waves! The Auto Zoom mode is fantastic for watching Perch or Walleye while ice fishing. These fish commonly hold tight on the bottom, and with a target ID of less than 1/2 inch, the Fl-18 makes them easy to spot! And that’s not all.
The Fl-18 depth finder / fish finder is equipped with features like a built-in shallow water mode for fishing waters under 15 feet. Five depth scales down to 200 feet for the standard model, and down to 300 feet for the custom deep model.
Built-in interference rejection. A three color LED readout that tells you if the targets you see are weak (green) medium (orange) or strong (red). This three color LED technology has proven to be the most reliable and accurate way of understanding where fish are holding.
A great sonar for ice fishing. Does everything other sonars can do at a very decent price and when on sale. Very durable, won’t leave you hanging like marcum. Fleet farm has the best prices in town. Bought this as a second unit for my son.
I have flx28 and 2 fl-18, won’t use anything else. Really trusty.
This was my first Ducer I ever bought and so far it has worked great. I was originally debating between this one and the FL-8. Honestly this one is worth the extra money. Once you get used to the different modes they make fishing with the ducer so much easier.
The low power mode and bottom lock are great for super shallow water, and the 6ft feature is awesome if your fishing something real deep.
I bought this about 2 months ago now, my boyfriend and I were able to use it a few times and it was great! We didn’t go home empty handed any of the few times we went. What I love best about this product is that you can use it in open water as well, I can’t wait to use it in the summer! Thank you Mills Fleet :).
Ultralight handheld DepthTrax 1H with Intelligent Sonar lets you aim wherever you want to see, like an underwater flashlight. The magnetic switch gives real time depth readings on a high visibility LCD display, also can read current water or air temperature.
Algorithmic programming virtually eliminates false readings. The impact resistant, floating housing w/wrist strap is waterproof to 150′, and can be used as a range finder while snorkeling and diving.
I don’t write reviews often, but I felt compelled to do so after seeing the negative reviews for this depth finder. It’s actually a phenomenal product. I received this depth finder as a Christmas gift and immediately put it to use on my swimming pool.
To much of my dismay, it didn’t read depth, so I reached out to the manufacturer. I received a response within minutes stating that it would not work in a swimming pool along with a link to a knowledge base article explaining why.
So, the next day I took it on the ice and was quickly thrilled by its effectiveness if I followed the instructions regarding clearing snow away and using water. I was able to obtain readings directly through the ice so that I could tell the depth before I drilled my hole.
I did notice however that it had difficulties reading in white ice (more about that later). I drilled several holes and tried it out again in the holes. I did notice that it works great where the ice was not too thick (1.
5ft or so), but had difficulties where the ice was really thick (3 ft or so). When I got home I contacted their support again and once again received a quick response with explanations and links to knowledge base articles.
Turns out the “white” ice is air trapped in the ice which they said it would not shoot through. More web research indicated that they were telling the truth and not making excuses. Sonar does not travel through the air.
Just water. So if the ice is “black”, you are good to go. As far as the unit not working in the holes I drilled where the ice was very thick, it was explained to me that the sonar signal gets blocked from returning to the top of the hole when the ice is thick.
Makes sense as I have the same issue with my flasher. That is why I have to adjust my transducers on my flasher (made by another company) so that it sits below the ice. I recently took the product on vacation to the Florida Keys.
We rented a boat so I took the depth sounder with me. It worked great everywhere I tried it (you have to hold the unit verticle to the water). I even took it snorkeling and loved being able to see how far the bottom was away or how far the surface was.
I even aimed it at a bridge piling and it told me how far away it was. In summary, don’t be turned off by the poor reviews. It’s a great product, but it has limitations all of which are explained in the manual (which I finally got around to reading during my trip to Florida last month.
I originally owned the earlier version of this hand held depth finder. It lasted about 6 years and failed due to salt water ingress. This new model has a much improved water seal method and looks like it will last a lot longer.
It is easy to use the simple slide switch to get temperature / depth of the water. But it can be confusing as to which reading is going to be shown. If you see temp then immerse and try again or vis versa.
Getting an accurate water temperature requires that the unit be immersed for a minute or two otherwise you are reading some version of the air temperature and the water. The temperature sensor will be stable at air temp initially so it will take some time to cool / warm it to water temperature.
Otherwise I have found this to be reliable and a great way to be sure that the water depth is less than my crab pot float! Otherwise it is good by trap and create a boating hazard. So this unit gets kept in our dinghy during Dungeness Crab season.
Waited a month for this, when it arrived it has a very large sticker that says ‘this end must be submerged in water in order for depth sounder to work’. That is a very important detail that is found no where on the product detail page.
It is very clear that it is intentionally omitted as this a detail that make someone not buy it. Yes it can go through the hull, but then why do I need to submerge it in water in order for it to work? Very disappointed as this a bait and switch type tactic.
The Deeper Smart Sonar Pro takes smart sonar fishing to the next level. Its WiFi connection gives it incredible data transmission power. And it needs it, because, thanks to its higher scanning frequency and resolution, the Smart Sonar Pro gathers a lot of data.
It can capture every detail of the site you’re fishing, including small and fast-moving objects. Using a WiFi connection also significantly boosts its range (80m / 260 ft), while its advanced sonar technology gives a scanning depth of 80m / 260ft.
And using WiFi also guarantees rock solid connectivity, no matter what the conditions are. WiFi connection The Deeper Smart Sonar PRO uses a WiFi connection, enabling it to transfer much more data, giving it an increased range of up to 330ft/100 m, and guaranteeing rock solid connectivity.
The WiFi connection does not require any internet connection to operate, and can be used anywhere Scan Deeper The Deeper Smart Sonar PRO floats on the water and scans down to 260ft / 80 m below. Use this enhanced scanning depth to find every depth change and drop off, then hone in on the most productive fishing zones.
Hi-Res Structure Imaging The PRO is kitted with a higher resolution scanner, enabling it to separate objects down to a distance of 0. 4 inches / 1. 3 cm. This allows you to identify smaller underwater units, so you know exactly what you are fishing for.
Create Detailed Maps When operated in Boat Mode, the Deeper App combines the PRO’s detailed data together with GPS location data from your smartphone to create bathymetric maps in real-time. All maps are free to download through the Deeper App.
From iOS 8.0 and Android 4.0 to the latest iOS and Android devices
Reviews From Real Customers
The Deeper Pro + does what it says and it does it well! It works for me flawlessly and as advertised! Just remember to follow all of the provided or downloaded instructions and you will be good. I found that the provided manual is tough to read with its very small print.
I think it’s a great product & I got it at Dick’s at a GREAT sales price! No more “fishing blindly!” I definitely recommend it!.
I have a Deeper Pro mounted to my fishing kayak using their flexible transducer arm. While the Deeper works very well as a fish finder, its one weakness is battery life. If you plan on using it all day on the water, expect it to run out of power sometime in the afternoon.
Because of this, I expect I’ll be replacing it with a more traditional fish finder with a longer lasting battery.
Ive been using the Pro+ CHRIP for almost a year on ice, boat and shore. Its incredible how reliable and accurate the sonar is. Ive compared this to Helix 5 and its just as good in terms of accuracy. The battery lasts at least 4-5 hours, which is pretty good considering how small this unit is.
I just bring a battery pack and charge it up when it dies. I have a really good battery pack and it gets the deeper fully charged in about 30min which is pretty good for another 4 hours of fishing. Only downside is using from a boat as it sits on top of the water and the waves can make it hard to get a good readout.
I recently bought the boat mount and will see how much of a difference that makes, but when on boat with big waves just use the widest beam and it will give a better read. Great unit, well worth the money.
The FL-18 boasts features and performance previously not available on a three-color flasher depth finder/fish finder. The FL-18 offers a patented split screen flasher display. This allows you to zoom-in on the bottom six feet while watching the entire water column at the same time in real time! You will be amazed at the performance for bass fishing, walleye fishing and pan fish on both open water and ice fishing.
The Bottom Lock feature stays locked on the bottom even as the boat is bouncing up and down in big waves! The Auto Zoom mode is fantastic for watching Perch or Walleye while ice fishing. These fish commonly hold tight on the bottom and with a target ID of less than 1/2 inch, the FL-18 makes them easy to spot! And that’s not all.
The FL-18 depth finder/fish finder is equipped with features like a built-in shallow water mode for fishing waters under 15 feet. Five depth scales down to 200 feet for the standard model and down to 300 feet for the custom deep model.
Purchased this model after months and months of self justification as to why I should buy it. Instead of blindly fishing the water column, i can now see where the fish are staging. Doesn’t exactly put them on the hook but it helps to see what they might like.
I have been fishing my whole life and refused to buy a Vexlar. I told my buddies “all I need to know is the depth and I can catch fish. ” Well, that was true, however, since using my Vexlar I soon realized why people using a Vexlar caught more fish.
Now I catch more fish too. Once you learn how to use it you can actually see the fish follow your bait. It is amazing the difference it makes!.
No documentation about working with GPS but the flasher is truly awesome. I am able to locate fish on the bottom and coax them to hit my lure. In fact, I’ve seen fish appear from nowhere and bite. Well worth the investment.
I’m planning to set it up for use in my fishing boat for open water fishing, too.
The ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv combo with a 10” keyed-assist touchscreen display has all the built-in fishing tools you need for successful fishing. The included GT56 transducer provides Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar and Ultra High-Definition ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonars with 20% greater range and three frequencies for top performance at all depths.
Vivid scanning sonar color palettes make it easier than ever to distinguish targets and structure. The device also supports Panoptix LiveScope LVS12, the Panoptix LiveScope system and the entire Panoptix all-seeing sonar line (transducers sold separately).
Share sonar, waypoints and routes with other ECHOMAP Ultra 10” and 12” units as well as ECHOMAP Plus 7” and 9” units. The combo is preloaded with BlueChart g3 coastal charts and LakeVü g3 inland maps — both with integrated Navionics data and Auto Guidance technology1.
It also includes Quickdraw Contours custom map drawing software.
It’s a hybrid of a Echomap series and GPS series chartplotter with the best sonar compatible features and has a large UHD screen with more pixels then the 9 inch echo maps for greater detail in maps and sonar returns.
Right away you can tell it’s a heavier duty build than the 7 and 9 series Echomap. This unit will not record livescope thru active Captain so beware if you think it’s the ultimate sonar machine. The LVS12 port is additional feature for live sonar but beware had had bad reviews and less popular than the LVS32 and don’t know if a LVS 12 data can be shared to a 93 unit I know my 93 unit has a LVS 12 simulation so why can’t it share LVS 12 data if the ultra does the software translation to the network.
I know Garmin could update software to allow better networking and sonar recording features but opt not to for marketing strategy and older Echomap plus is discontinued and updates have stopped so you can’t even get the new vivid colors I have though many picky comments for being invested into the Echomap series over $4000.
00 and you do find limits for your hardware and it’s software too. they will always be coming out with faster bigger and better units with improved performance so to get units on clearance is the only way I purchase my echomaps and good prices with free shipping and a gift card plus a promo is how to get the most amazing deals on this unit.
I recommend only buying the Echomap series on clearance because they are always onsale from a latest model coming out. The 93plus sv met all expectations for a live image sonar unit so the 106sv is a huge upgrade can’t wait to get my hands on a GT56 and look at those new color pallets and pray someday Garmin figures out how to live sonar record on the app for as on their GPS xsv series plotters.
So is it recommend for the professional angler yes it is ,for the you tuber wanting to record livescope no it’s not unless you go pro it up close. Clearance priced echo maps and free shipping is huge savings and the echo map series I have bought all my units for amazing cheap deals for the best live sonar and user friendly menus I have ever seen.
The force trolling compatible controls is one of the units best features for chartplotting a course and really does out more fish in the boat giving you more time to fish instead of driving. I was amazed at pre programming a course and the turns and really just sit back and fish while the Garmin networked Echomap does everything you would want in a Sonar/GPS navigation system.
Not recommend for ice fishing the power consumption is high and will chew thru batteries because all the processing features but could be used if increased the battery AH to accommodate the draw. Dual memory cards for mapping and memory.
Can see the faster map processing for sure zooming in and out with a 10hz receiver compared to the 5hz in the 7 and 9 series. 2 network ports can host a variety of networking options for other echomaps or panoptix transducers.
Only thing though my lake is not available on this and my first Echomap it was with lake vu us lakes You would think ultra maps would only improve a lakes detail. Not enough customer service on mapping and the Echomap support doesn’t clarify mapping.
Fantastic unit, exceptional clarity/accuracy and works as it should. If you bought it boxing day you got a heck of a deal. I find It comedic that people are reviewing this badly. Considering the fact that if Cabela’s doesn’t have in stock how is that a reflection of the quality of the unit if anything that states really good as they can’t keep it in stock.
The other review with the gentleman complaining about how Manitoba Lakes aren’t there maybe should have read what was included in the map coverage so he knew ahead of time. Also, none of the Inland maps in any of the NavTronics or overly great.
You are way better off to use the mapping feature in this unit to make a more accurate underwater maps. That is also not specific to this unit, but any unit. Moral of the story is do your research before you buy any fish finder.
But if you are going to buy one, this is a good one.
I bought this 93SV with the GT56 transducer a couple of months ago to replace my broken Humminbird Onix. The Onix was HB’s top of the line model when I bought it, and worked well for me for many years.
The Garmin does have better side and down imaging, but I do not like the user interface as much as the HB. It is often confusing and not intuitive. HB does a much better job there, IMO. I also miss the ability to split the screen in 4 parts (3 is the max on the 93SV) so I can have Nav, down, side and 2d all on one screen.
I’ll get used to it over time, I’m sure. But it was not the big step up in tech I was thinking it would be. I’m glad I didn’t update just to update. I’m not sure the value would have been there from the Onix.
HELIX 5 DI G2 Fishfinder The HELIX 5 DI G2 with an improved user interface and operating system, features a brilliant 800H x 480V, 5″ 256 color display with backlight. Down Imaging and DualBeam PLUS sonar with 4000 watts PTP power output.
Maximize your angling experience with the Humminbird HELIX 5 DI fishfinder system.
I purchased this unit for my pontoon boat. I wired it in myself, as I did for all of my instrumentation. Very easy only an idiot would have issues wiring it in properly. There were no problems with the unit when removed from the packaging.
I would suspect any issues like that could be easily exchanged had I encountered an issue. I would give this 5-Stars if there was a dash mount option as I had space for it in my dash. I fabricated brackets myself and it looks and works great.
What I found appealing about this feature is the SD card I can purchase with all the lakes I use this boat in. The color screen is bright and easy to read in bright sunlight, as you would expect. My goal for the unit is to understand bottom contours and shallow depths and an insurance to preventing lower unit or prop damage.
I have set up my gauges to include Depth, Speed, Time, Sunrise/Sunset & Water Temperature. The main screen has my make plotter displayed. It has provided my with accurate and fast data while underway.
I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a great entry level unit that has many features of much more expensive units.
This product works as advertised but the challenge is the screen size. It’s extremely difficult to see bass using side imaging or down imaging on such a small screen. Everything is compressed so it’s the difference between looking trying to find Waldo in a “Where’s Waldo” book in a large 13×11 book size picture like a 12” screen in book versus a large index card with the same image.
I’ve played with the side imaging rage to reduce it to around 15’ on each side for better results, but it’s still a challenge seeing bass and now with a reduced capability. I should have purchased a larger unit because this is virtually unusable for me in a canoe even with it only 2-3 feet in front of me.
I have a trolling motor propelling forward so it’s not that I’m stationary trying to use side imaging. I have to get extremely close to try and make out the image. Again, the product does what it says but you just can see well.
Forget standing trying to view it. I wish there was a way to connect a larger monitor that merely duplicates what’s on the head unit.
Purchased this unit to replace my 80’s fish finder with expectations that it would out perform the fish finding capabilities of my old unit. This is great for navigation and observing bottom structure but it fails greatly as a fish finder.
With fish ID and fish alarm turned on, fish can swim directly under the transducer and NO alarm or image observed. I reinstalled my old unit and with the use of a floating transducer setup I could clearly and accurately compare bottom structure and depth between the two units.
When fish would swim under my boat my old (Not hummingbird) fish finder would immediately identify the fish and I did clearly see the image of the fish but Nothing of the fish observed on my new hummingbird unit.
It offers simple menus, easy access to key functions and Autotuning sonar. Powered by proven Lowrance performance, HOOK2 4x features wide-angle, Broadband sonar coverage. Just plug it in and fish. Yes, it’s that easy.
4-inch Solar Max Screen. Get crisp and clear views of fish and fish-holding structure with the excellent clarity and daylight visibility of a high-resolution Solar – MAX display. Automated sonar settings.
You will spend more time fishing and less time dialing in your sonar with HOOK2 Autotuning sonar. Box Dimensions: 4″ H x 9″ W x 11″ L.
A good unit – easy to use. Like other reviewers, I found the lack of any user documentation frustrating. I had to go online to find a manual for the Hook2 series. However, most of the manual dealt with navigation, down scanning and other features that the 4X doesn’t have.
Even the diagrams were for higher end models and took a little working out which buttons related to which features. Only about six pages were relevant. Common Lowrance! – it can’t be that hard to provide half a dozen pages with 4X specific diagrams in the box.
Especially given that many customers will be buying this outfit as their first sounder. I purchased this unit to provide a second screen down at the transom (I also bought a second battery [deep cycle, 7Ahr] for around $45.
This saved wiring in to my existing electrics and also a drain on my main battery). My main unit, with navigation, down and side scan and other bells & whistles is up the front and difficult to see when fishing down the back.
I use it off shore and offer these couple of tips for others thinking of doing the same: 1) switch off the 200kh frequency of your main unit as the signals will confuse the transducer of the 4X; and 2) if there is any current and you are using burley in anything over about 15 meters, you probably won’t see the fish as they will be down current and out of the cone range.
I bought this fish finder on a budget because the salesman talk me into it. Worst mistake I’ve made dealing with my boat. Since day one it’s been issue after issue! Would not work properly for day one.
First hour or two seemed fine, then bam! Issue after issue. The screen keeps glitching, will not read depth accurately or at all, the unit keeps black screening on and off; now the unit will not turn off at all.
It I’ll power down and instantly turn itself on! Did a hard reset. Still having issues. I’m a Lowrance guy, but this is purely a waste of money and time!! Highly disappointed! Only been out on the water twice.
I should have listened the the bad reviews posted. however I took a chance and bought one. I wanted something simple to mount on my trolling motor on the bow. All I really wanted it for was contour and depth, I have a nice fish finder on the console.
The initial startup was fine. I turned fish ID on and was good to go, then I had to turn the ID off. It littered the screen with fish, false fish. I figured I could turn it off and not use that feature.
Then about 10 minutes into use it started glitching all over. The graph started registering the wrong depth, by hundreds of feet. Then it would level off and be fine. Then it was doing it all the time.
I would shut it off and turn it back on and it would be fine for a couple of minutes and then go crazy again. registering the wrong depth back and forth between 200 and 30 feet. It was enough that I finally shut it off completely.
Long and the short of it. I have an older Lowrance that does not have a lot of features that this one is suppose to have, however I wanted to get something newer than my 20+ year old fish finder for the bow.
I should have just used my trusty old one or got another older model on ebay that was proven. I have a hook reveal on the console and it is amazing. Just wanted a simple fish finder up front on the bow, and this is not it.
Save time and money and get something else from Lowrance.
LOWRANCE Elite FS 9, US/Canada, AI 3-In-1 Transducer The Elite Fishing System (FS) combines the power of CHIRP SideScan and Down Scan with support for ActiveImaging and Active Target sonar. Features a 9 in LCD and C-Map Contour+ inland and offshore charts.
I recently had a warranty issue with my Elite Ti2. I called Lowrance and got a very nice person on the phone. We talked about the issues the unit was having and it was determined that I needed to return the unit to be tested.
I tracked the shipment, and the day it was received they tested it found it was bad and sent a new unit the same day. What else can you ask for? I have read a lot of nasty reviews and comments about Lowrance having bad customer service.
My personal experience has been has been great. I have owned Lowrance products for over 30 years. They have addressed every problem I’ve had over the years. I think some of the people that write nasty comments were probably just as nasty when they called Lowrance to begin with.
Be nice and work with the technician and they will take care of you. It’s always worked for me.
I bought this based on an in store demonstration where the fellow showed me active imaging. I was initially looking for a Ti2 7″ to mount to my bow to match the Elite Ti2 12″ on my console but they didn’t have any.
So this is what I bought based on the guy saying words to the effect of “This is what you can do with it” and showed me a demonstration of the live imaging. What he failed to say, or if he did say it, it was not clear, that I would need double the cost of the unit to buy the Lowrance ActiveTarget Live Sonar at an additional $1499.
00 plus tax. Lowrance owns some of this too, they use very techie descriptive but non-committed words to imply that the unit comes with everything you need but fails to state clearly that it you want the active imaging, whip out your wallet again.
So the reality is that I now use it with pretty much the same features as my Elite Ti2 12″ at a slightly higher price than I would have paid for a Elite Ti2 7″ but no active imaging, thus the 3 stars.
But In my mind, the way this is described by both Lowrance and BPS it was all deceptive. Perhaps it just the way of the world today but I expected more.
Fantastic electronics. It has made a tremendous difference in my fishing success. I have used it with great results for kokanee in the lakes, coho/chinook in the ocean as well as lingcod and rockfish.
Amazingly easy to use, especially with the touch screen interface. Watch a ton of YouTube videos on how to set up and tune your transducer for the best results for your fishing conditions. critical. Being able to see fish rise to hit your bait while troling or jigging gives you a huge edge.
You will never miss out on a catch when you have the Humminbird Helix Chirp GPS G2 Fish Finder in your next fishing trip. The spotter uses a CHIRP dual beam plus sonar technology to precisely identify the catch.
With internal GPS chart plotting feature with in-built anima cartography gives a real time mapping on a clear 5 inch color WVGA display. You can also save waypoints and maps by using a micro SD card in the card slot provided.
HOOK-4x 4″ GPS Bullet Fishfinder with Track Plotter Transom Mount Bullet Skimmer Transducer The world’s easiest fishfinder, HOOK 24x Bullet offers simple menus, easy access to key functions and Autotuning sonar.
Powered by proven Lowranceperformance, HOOK 24x features wide-angle, Broadband sonar coverage, plus a simple and accurate GPS Plotter. Just plug it in and fish. Yes, it’s that easy. Features: 4-inch SolarMAX Screen -Get crisp and clear views of fish and fish-holding structure with the excellent clarity and daylight visibility of a high-resolution SolarMAX display.
Automated sonar settings -You will spend more time fishing and less time dialing in your sonar with HOOK 2Autotuning sonar. Just plug it in and fish.
Great little unit for my tinny I have bought to be a topper. Display unit bracket is easy to remove, attach and adjust. Basic sounder functions seem good for price and my purpose. Gps Speed function works.
I have not used way points yet. I downloaded Lowrance app, but my opinion not worth downloading for this as no mapping functions with this unit which fine for my purpose of Creek use. I have an Lowrance Elite ti in my bigger boat which is a better unit for mapping and fish finding inshore and offshore/Reef/shoals.
I alsways run a vertical slide mount for the transducer mount on my boats that will be beached, Suggest buy one if you need as stops damage to transducer and mount. Overall good little unit for $150 on sale.
Walmart is a great store and ships fast. That said, This Lowrance Hook2 4x (Bullet) very hard to figure out. Read that again. despite instructions. Although mounted easy enough. YouTube has a ton of videos about the dreaded live mode weird screen I failed to see before buying.
Jumbled numbers and white screen with intermittent colors has something to do with actual depth. Well this is all I get from the beginning. BTW This has no GPS but upon inspection it has no slot to get it or the maps if you wanted it later.
So what you see is what you get. So far for me it’s been a nightmare of self contained grimness. Its very hard to figure out. Maybe it’s the auto depth. I suppose I need a months worth of YouTube set up and trouble shooting.
I have zero tech savvy so it could just be me. Yes I’m aware of water depth placement of the transducer. It’s fine on the Yakattack adjustable arm I pre-purchased before it arrived. And it mounted up perfectly.
Note : it never just worked and suddenly didn’t. It has always had this weird screen from the beginning. Except for running in the factory programmed simulation mode. That’s completely fine? I give this a 2 for being tech unfriendly to us novices and sub Einstein’s.
It features a 256-color 4. 3 inch. display. Power output is 300 watts with 2,400 watts peak to peak. You can mount the transducer either inside the hull. 480 x 272 resolution. 600 ft. Includes transom-mount transducer & tilt, swivel mount.
Product was exactly as described. New and unopened. Product came in a plastic packaging and plastic was slightly damaged, but absolutely nothing that would cause any damage to the product or raise any concerns.
Easy to install on my Kayak, and has worked flawlessly for multiple fishing trips. Product comes with screws to mount on a metal boat, so I had to change those out for bolts and nuts to mount on Kayak.
For the transducer mount, it came with a bolt and lock nut to hold the transducer to the mounting bracket. I changed that out for a 2. 5″ stud with locking washers and wing nuts so I can raise and lower the transducer during transportation.
Highly recommend doing this, especially if mounting on a Kayak. Also, if you do change them out, make sure you use Stainless so they do not rust. This fish finder does not have GPS or dual screen, but if you are like me and all you need is to know where the fish are, this is worth every penny.
Great quality, great imaging. Will give you a sonar image as well as down imaging, but not both at the same time. If you are installing on a Kayak, the only other recommendation I have is to get a Nocqua Pro Power Kit 10Ah battery to power the fish finder.
I got this unit as a gift for an annual canoe trip. It worked for 4 days of a 7 day trip before the control unit failed. To their credit they replaced it even though I was past the warranty period, unfortunately the second unit failed in the same manner on the first trip I went on.
When it worked I found it to be a great unit, and their customer service was excellent. Unfortunately I did not have any luck with this product.
This was my first fish finder so I don’t know much about them at all. I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on something that didn’t work or I didn’t like. I picked this up on sale so I was pleased with what seemed to be a great deal.
I wanted a portable small fish finder that could mount on my kayak as it already had a yak attach track. This does not come with compatible mounts. This just screws into some place directly. I bought a Scotty universal mount and arm for the transducer ($60) since I wanted to use it on a kayak.
The next thing is power. The wires have no connectors to a battery ($40-80) not included. You have to figure our how to get the wires to hook on to a battery. I got some small alligator clips and used heat shrink wire connectors.
More than two weeks after the purchase I was ready to finally use it. It does everything as it says. I have yet to discharge the battery comely from use; the power demand is very low. It’s very easy to see fish and their size.
Minus a star because I spent hours and more than the price of the thing in extras just so I could make it work.
The Garmin Striker Plus 4 Fish Finder is a perfect affordable fishfinder for small boats. It packs high-end features into a compact frame. The Dual Beam Transducer with CHIRP sonar will give you a crystal-clear image of everything underneath your boat.
The built-in GPS with Quickdraw Contours mapping will help you make personalized maps of your local fishing hole. You can use waypoints to mark where theyre biting, and keep track of your position out on the water with ease.
With a bright, sunlight-readable display and simple, tough design, the Garmin Striker Plus 4 is the perfect fish finder for every environment.
I’ve owned the striker 5 ice fishing bundle for one year now and use it year round (using a separate transducer during the summer). I’m thankful that I did my research and compared all the different units before buying this.
It saved me a lot of money for a boatload of features that cost way more money with other brands. -quickdraw mapping with something like 2M hectars of storage space (this is only in the summer) -a basic GPS for saving tracks and waypoints -you can run the flasher and split the screen with another feature (for that matter you can separate the screen with up to 3 different settings) I often use the flasher and tradition sonar together while icefishing -the battery lasts me multiple trips onto the water, I’m never worried about it losing power and if I do stretch its life a little far I just turn down the brightness and that adds another hour or more.
-the case is rugged -it has CV so thats an added bonus if you use this unit during the summer DOWNSIDES -you cant upgrade the GPS to have maps -you cant download any software so it could support SV This is the unit to buy if you’re on a budget.
Summer and winter, this thing goes with me on every outing.
UPDATE: I tried to update my previous 5 star review but it wouldn’t let me. I’m updating to 3 stars because following installation I discovered that GPS feature does not come with any maps/charts nor can any be uploaded.
Very disappointing. 7SV will generate its own maps and waypoints can be set but there is no land reference on the screen. Why it is designed this way I do not know. I would return it for a different model but by the time I installed it, it was too late to return.
Other than no maps, the 7SV works fine. IE: The GPS pic (lower left on screen) is what it actually looks like in real life. Make sure you read all the details and know what you are getting prior to ordering any of the SV models.
The Humminbird Helix Chirp GPS G4N Fish Finder comes equipped with all the standard features and more, so you’ll catch more fish! This model of the Helix Chirp is compatible with One-Boat Network, making connections to other Humminbird, Minn Kota, and Cannon products seamless.
Just recently received my unit and being completely terrified to start the learning process. I’m 67 and like most my age technically challenged ,I did spend time learning on YouTube doing the best I can to prepare and highly recommend doing the same.
Well Geezers Fear Not! I took my time programming in the driveway and glad I did. I fish tidal creeks for bass and speckled trout through the winter creeks and they are pretty narrow so Side Imaging was my main interest.
I set everything for a 15’max and 50′ wide and proceeded to the river. The detail with Mega Imaging was incredible and as I made my way down the creek in total amazement. I came to the last bend in the creek and notice many shadows on SI just like the manual could it be? Yes, I turned around to fish into the current and proceeded to catch 15 trout in the next half hour.
To say I was excited is the understatement of the year. I have always been envious of the bass pro’s and didn’t realize that it was now within reach for the average guy. I realize I have a pretty narrow focus of use but have already using a lot of other features and expanding my knowledge and it is awesome.
I recently talked to a guy that has a Mega 360 and has never seen a fish on it, he said I never adjusted anything. Take you time and tweak!.
My first fishfinder was a simple Humminbird Piranha. Did the job, but I wanted more. Got a great deal on a different maker’s 7 inch top of the line. Big mistake. Never worked properly. Terrible, incomprehensible manual.
A lemon. Dumped it for a Helix 7 MSI G4. WOW! What a difference. Way better than the other fishfinder. Incredible sonar. The Summary Guide got me started quickly, and the simulations are terrific. Easy to set up and easy to use.
Just finished a trial run with the Helix 7 on my 17 ‘ Cape Horn in Mobile Bay. My first impression with this unit is less than impressive particularly the GPS feature. Accuracy doesn’t seem to be a problem but the details of features like channel markers, fishing reefs, etc are so small, it’s hard to read them while driving the boat.
The SI is disappointing because you can’t read the left side due to interference from the outboard. Of all the many reviews I read prior to purchasing this unit, no one mentioned this potential problem and certainly not the store salesman.
Would I buy this unit knowing what I know now? No.
Finding fish is easier than ever with STRIKER 4 fishfinder. Mark and return to your hot spots, boat ramps and docks, and share your favourite waypoints and routes with other STRIKER and echoMAP combos.
Smooth Scaling graphics provide uninterrupted imagery when switching between depth-range scales. Sonar history rewind allows you to scroll back through sonar images to mark waypoints you originally may have missed.
Plus, it has a built-in flasher and displays speed data. Includes tilt/swivel mount, CHIRP (77/200 kHz) transducer with transom and trolling motor mounting hardware and cable. For high-performance CHIRP, purchase a GT8 or GT15 transducer (each sold separately).
Take to the water with the powerful fish-locating capabilities and IPX7 waterproof glass screen construction of Humminbirds Ultrabright high-resolution Helix 5 Sonar unit. SwitchFire Sonar adds a whole new dimension to fish finding by providing you with two unique display modes which you can adjust to best fit your fishing situation.
Clear Mode delivers easy viewing in rough water and reduces unwanted clutter to produce a clear image of both fish and structures to 1,500 ft. Max Mode allows you to view fish, cover, structure, thermoclines, water current and even makes it easy to monitor your lure below the surface.
Selective Fish ID+ not only alerts you to the presence of fish in the vicinity of your boat, it also informs you of the relative size of the fish detected displaying fish icons of various sizes to let you know what youre up against.
Convenient Temp. Alarm sounds when the water temperature reaches the alarm setting, alerting you to a rise or fall in water temperature. Real Time Sonar indicates sonar intensity. Includes split-screen zoom, split-screen bottom lock, freeze frame and HumminbirdPC.
Sure my boat is a 1975 star-craft 18’r but for us average folks it is great especially since we added the Humminbird Helix 5 Sonar fish finder! Real easy install & set up was a snap once on the water, not an expert or pro but works like it is suppose to & very easy to adjust on the fly – still learning but very accurate & a “user friendly” add on – my wife likes the little orange fish’s that go by on sonar before she catches them.
first time out with the Helix 5 after replacing my Eagle Cuda 300 & we got our limit of WALLEYE & looking forward to going again & we highly recommend this unit – no more rock piles for my skag.
I would definitely recommend this Sonar to everyone. It works great. A-lot better than my old one. It was telling me that I was sitting in 65ft of water and I was actually sitting in 4ft of water. Guess where that sonar ended up.
I bought this Fish Finder because it states it has GPS Speed Included. After 3 weekends of trying to find out where it was, I chatted with Humminbird rep who said this unit does NOT have speed. If not wanting speedometer capability, this is a good unit for the money.
See fish and structure in maximum detail when you pick your display color, your location and your sonar for your day on the water with the STRIKER Vivid 7cv fishfinder with transducer. The sonar color you pick says a lot about your fishing style.
Good thing there are 7 new vivid options. Use the included transducer to get CHIRP traditional and ClearVü sonars. Never lose a hot spot again Use waypoint marking to find your way back. What’s under the water’s surface looks pretty good as 1-foot contours, just saying.
Wi-Fi connection on land opens up a world of possibilities on the water.
This is an excellent little unit for the money. I previously had the striker 4CV + on my boat & switched to the striker 9 SV & it’s not even a comparison as to how much better this one is. The transducer shows everything so much clearly & with more detail.
I was very disappointed with the CV on the striker 4, but the CV option on the 9SV is so much better. You can easily make out rock piles & logs & brush using the SV option & the traditional view is way better to it shows so much more details than the gt20 on the striker4.
It was a lot of money for me to spend on a fish finder but I’m delighted I got it in the end my day’s out are more enjoyable now I can see exactly what the bottom of my local lough looks. I can highly recommend this unit to anyone looking to upgrade their striker series of fish finders as it’s the only kind I’ve used.
Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7x Splitshot GPS Only No Chart Model: 000-15514-001 FishReveal Autotuning sonar Double the sonar coverage of other fishfinders SplitShot transducer with High CHIRP and DownScan Imaging€ž GPS Plotter 7-inch SolarMAX Display New fish-finding color palettes Optimized keypad with one-touch access to key features Easy front-dash or gimbal-bracket mount From the world„s best-selling series of fishfinders comes HOOK Reveal, a new fishfinder/chartplotter with one of our most popular features FishReveal.
This powerful fishfinding tool combines the proven target identification of Lowrance CHIRP sonar with the high-resolution images of bottom detail and structure from DownScan Imaging. That gives you the ultimate fishing view, allowing you to target fish and get the best view of how they are relating to structure without the need for a CHIRP-DownScan Imaging splitscreen display.
Designed to make the most of your time on the water, HOOK Reveal ensures you get the best sonar image every time with Autotuning Sonar, a unique feature that automatically adjusts sonar settings as fishing conditions change.
What’s more, you’ll cover more water in less time with double the sonar coverage of other fishfinders, and have an easier time accessing key features with an optimized keypad and simple menu layout. Navigation is easy with the HOOK Reveal GPS Plotter, which makes route, trail and waypoint navigation easy.
Bought mine back in Feb 2022 to use on the kayak but couldn’t use till nearly 6 months later due to a problem getting the waterproof thru-hull cable plugs I initially wanted/ordered. (For fellow kayakers out there – the Hobie ones are almost impossible to get atm so I went for the Wilderness Systems ones – less than a week shipping from Amazon Australia.
Just use plenty of Sika marine sealant to get an even better seal). These units are great out-of-the-box to just plug in & start using but it pays to do your homework to get the most out of them if you’ve never used a fishfinder before, Now I’ve done that, watched many tutorials & tested it out on the water a bunch of times I’m pretty stoked with it.
Compared to other brands there’s a lot of bang for buck here. Not really using sidescan as much as I thought but that may come into its own later. By all accounts after you tweak the settings to your liking the downscan is comparable to more expensive models & using the fish reveal feature with it certainly highlights fish & structure very well.
Being able to add the clock/time to the display is one simple feature I personally love. Added tips for kayakers – get a 12v regulator between the battery & fishfinder as the unit can shut off when battery power goes below 11-11.
5v – well before your battery is out of juice. Also use the Standby feature as much as possible when not scanning to prolong battery life.
I was unsure about purchasing an entry-model Lowrance unit, as I’ve been very happy with my high-quality Garmin and Humminbird products. After a Garmin unit died due to old age, rather than repairing it I spent a similar amount on the 9 inch version of this sounder.
I’m happy I did, as the base model of this unit in a 9 inch screen, shows me far more detail than my previous premium Garmin 7 inch unit. Technology has dramatically improved and with the 9 inch screen, I’d struggle to justify spending more on a sounder for my yak.
The larger screen makes split screen views truly useful, whereas on the smaller screen you never really got a good view of anything when the screen was divided. My first expedition was in horrible weather, so the yak was smashing through heavy chop.
Despite that, the sidescan view was amazing, showing every little bump in the sand. I have to say I’m impressed, despite my initial reservations.
I’ve only been out with the Hook Reveal 7 twice now, first time the sounder wasn’t working – the GPS/ maps part was OK but transducer wasn’t working – advice in BCF shop suggested to default the unit.
I did this, and all was OK next time out. I’ve only had one sounder before this one coincidentally a Lowrance (Elite 4), which was already fitted to previous boat. When I was looking at sounders for new boat, the display BCF had in store was excellent.
I didn’t find anywhere else that had such a good display of sounders. When I was in store there was a staff member there who knew sounders very well. My reason for buying this sounder was first my new boat was already fitted with Lowrance transducer, plus I was happy with the other Lowrance I had, but that one didn’t have maps.
Originally the boat dealer was going to provide a 5″ Lowrance head unit, but when I mentioned I was interested to have maps, they suggested the bigger screen of 7″ unit would be much better visually.
This made perfect sense, so I was happy to go with the bigger unit. The dealer didn’t have a 7″ unit readily available and suggested I look at BCF to see the differences in screen sizes. I bought the 7″ Combo unit from BCF, which the boat dealer fitted.
Not being a fishing guy I can’t advise on how good this unit is for fish finding, I can say the maps looks good, the 7″ screen is good and fine in direct sun light. One thing I recall my Elite 4 did was allow bigger character size on screen for depth etc, where as this one with bigger screen surprisingly the character size choice I think is small and medium only, whereas the Elite had large font size as well.
On price I did compare elsewhere but didn’t find cheaper elsewhere. I’m happy to recommend this this unit, and also buying it from BCF, and also suggest checking out BCF for the excellent Sounder display they have (I bought from Caloundra store).
See fish and structure in maximum detail when you pick your display color, your location and your sonar for your day on the water with the STRIKER Vivid 5cv fishfinder. The sonar color you pick says a lot about your fishing style.
Good thing there are 7 new vivid options. Never lose a hot spot again Use waypoint marking to find your way back. What’s under the water’s surface looks pretty good as 1′ contours, just saying.
With the Lowrance Elite-12 Ti2, you get more advanced fish finding features and connectivity, without the premium price. Includes high-detail Active Imaging and Fish Reveal, Built-in strong Genesis Live real-time mapping and enhanced screen clarity and target separation are features that make your life easier on the water.
More features are an easy-to-use tour screen, wireless networking, smartphone notifications and trolling motor to Power Pole integration. Lowrance Elite Ti2 was designed to help you have an easier time finding fish.
Do not buy this. I’ve never hated a product so much. I have never left a review on anything, but I am MAD. Unit crashes all the time. Touch screen is incredibly awful. It either doesn’t register or registers something an inch away on the screen.
Try typing in a WiFi password to do the software updates! Or having to constantly do software restores when the settings menu button is located between standby and power off, good luck not turning it off accidentally.
So frustrating. I don’t know why I haven’t sent this unit to the bottom of the lake. I’ve done all the software updates, configured settings, checked wiring, grounding etc. I’ve had other Lowrance units in the past and wanted this so it would work with my Motorguide Xi3.
Spent $300 on NMEA wiring on top of the $850 for the Ti2 with maps and transducer and it’s so bad that I don’t even use it! Don’t know how they can say these work together. Doesn’t recognize autopilot half the time.
Sends you in circles when trying to autopilot route of waypoints. Sonor is spotty and fairly useless. The charts are the only usable feature until you touch the screen and have to hit the “clear cursor” button in the top right corner, which is impossible, and so the screen gets stuck forcing you to power unit off and then go through the miserable warning screen again.
Extremely fed up. I’ve contacted Lowrance without any response yet, and they will have to sweep me off my feet at this point to convince me to ever buy another Lowrance product.
Elite-Ti Series of Units I have used an Elite-Ti 12 unit since last year, and wow is all I can say. These units are initially advertised as a unit with high end features at an economical price. For a touchscreen unit with all the bells and whistles of GPS, SideScan, DownScan, and sonar, most of the time an economically priced unit worth having is out of the question.
Not for these units. I grew up on the Tennessee river chain fishing the infamous Kentucky Lake the most, along with Pickwick, Guntersville, and other Tennessee lakes. For anyone that knows these lakes well summer time and ledge fishing go hand in hand with one another.
The term ledge fishing some say was born on Kentucky lake. Without a unit that has SideScan, summer time can be a very stingy time on these lakes. Since using these units and really learning the Side and DownScan features the numbers and quality of fish have skyrocketed for me.
Since I have been into the sport of bass fishing at a young age I always knew Lowrance was the choice of unit. My dad used Lowrance throughout his career so it has only suiting for me to do the same.
I fished for four years at the college level and used Lowrance units to help me understand new bodies of water, break them down, and be able to catch fish in less than a few hours from first seeing the lake for the first time.
Now that I am out of college and working full time I know more than ever how important a budget and saving money can be. I also know how tight money can get. We all have our hobbies and fishing just happens to be ours and the Elite-Ti series of units allow for a price that does not break the budget, but allows for all the same features as the pros.
The touchscreen has worked without fail and allows me to use the unit easier and be able to pinpoint certain schools of bass, or structures I think will hold bass. These units are by far the best I have ever put on my bass boat.
Whether I am fishing deep ledges on Kentucky Lake or looking for the edges of grass lines on Guntersville I know that this unit will continue to hold up and lead me to catching more and more fish. The new Chirp sonar is a very big go to of mine as well with this unit.
I love to use the sonar to find baitfish in the summer and fall and the chirp brings such a crisp image to the sonar screen like I have never seen before. For an angler that is economically concerned this is the best unit on the market by far.
Fair priced, simple to install and use, but with all the high end features of the HDS series of units.
I bought this unit in Feb and had it installed and ready to go on the yak by the next week. Imagining is crystal clear once I was able to find a spot on the yak where the pedal drive didnt interfere with the giant tranducer.
The tranducer is really my only complaint, the size is enormous compared to some of the other brands. But the quality of the image makes up for it. The preset settings I felt were a little out of tune but once I was able to play around with the settings I was able to dial in to my preference.
A postive thing I notice compared to my last unit is that I dont have to be moving as fast to get a clear image on the side view, which is nice if I’m just drifting with the wind. Unlike before where I would have to constantly change the ping speed to match my drift, this unit seems to change ping speed with depending on how fast the GPS thinks I’m moving or it’s just that good of a unit it doesnt matter.
Lastly the customization of the screen is unbelievable. How you can set up the pages to see different views (maps, DI, SI, 2D,) is unbelievable. I wish I had photos to show but there are unlimited ways to set it up to your liking.
Lastly, the only other down fall I have notice is that it sucks up a lot of juice. My battery would last maybe 12 to 15 hrs on my old unit, this unit will drain the battery maybe 6 to 8 hrs depending on my settings (brightness etc).
I would highly recommend this unit and can see this unit lasting me a long time with no need to upgrade.
Depth finders are an important tool for boaters, allowing them to safely navigate shallow waters. While depth finders have many features and benefits, they also have some limitations. One such limitation is their ability to accurately find the depth of water in shallow areas.
This can be due to the depth finder’s inability to penetrate the water’s surface or because the bottom of the boat is too close to the surface of the water. In either case, it is important for boaters to be aware of these limitations and to use other navigational tools, such as charts and GPS, when operating in shallow waters.